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Old 04-28-2006, 10:39 AM
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brass knuckle shift knob?

hi all, wondering if someone can point me in the right direction. a friend is looking for a brass knuckle style shift knob. he said he never saw one, but i do remember seeing one in a magazine somewhere... it wasn't jegs or smmit, but possibly a streetrodder or street rod... i just can't remember. anyone know of a company that makes them? thanks, JD

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Old 04-28-2006, 12:05 PM
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sounds like my kinda question

most I've seen are fabricated. So if you gotta welder handy. Thats the best way. That way you know its original. But you can also google it and maybe Mooneyes might have something. I am actually going to build my own outa the first set of knuckles I got. But I found a Pabst Blue Ribbon beer tap instead. haha.
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Old 04-28-2006, 01:07 PM
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brass knuckle shift knob?

For whatever reason (magazine ad, website, word of mouth? I don't remember) I think that Gennie Shifter had them available.
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Old 04-28-2006, 03:37 PM
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here's a guy who makes custom shifter knobs including the knuckles.custom shifters
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Old 04-30-2006, 02:07 PM
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i thought i saw them at geannie, but mooneyes carries most of their stock.. checked them out already, but no dice... thanks for the link those are some cool knobs.... will probably get one from him.... those are nice... but i still am looking for the knuckle one.. i know i saw one somewhere... just can't remember where... and my friend says no one makes them production wise.... so i gotta prove him wrong...
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Old 04-30-2006, 02:55 PM
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brass knuckle shift knob?

Like you I remember seeing it in a magazine. But now that I think more about it I probably didn't see it in an ad but in a car with a Gennie Shifter.
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Old 04-30-2006, 03:27 PM
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I saw about 3 cars that had those kinds of shift knobs and they all told me they fabbed theirs up.
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This is a motorcycle kicker pedal, but could easily be adapted to work as a shift knob...

http://www.fabkevin.com/Brass_knuckle_kicker.htm
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Old 05-01-2006, 10:55 AM
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i think i saw those pedals, well something like it, but that one is much nicer and could easily be adapted...at $140 i think my friend won't bite though... but i vaguely remember seeing one that sat flat on the top of a bar, like it was screwed on and the knuckle part was facing forward horizontally... might have been an aircleaner deal too, but i just can't remember... i tried to go through the magazines(current issues) but no luck yet... maybe i gotta go through the archive...
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Different strokes for different folks, but i thought $140 was cheap for an extremely nice machined piece of brass like that.
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i agree... $140 it's a nice piece... but my friend is on a tight budget..... he looking for the cheap out... i guess... probably go get a elcheapo route and find a steel one and weld it on something... i like my lokar one and i don't mind being like the others... i had some problems with it mounting it this past weekend and found it a little bent, but my large crescent fixed that...
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Not to start anything but a note to all. I had a Brass plated steel knuckle as a suicide shifter on an old Pan head I used to ride and I was constantly having issues with the cops in Michigan.

I was pulled over several times for the tropper to see if the thing came off the shaft. Luckily it was welded on and I would have to punch someone with the entire bike to useful. In a car it would be a little less obvious than it was for me.

But......

Brass Knucles are illegal in MANY municipalities. If you are pulled over in the right place and you have the right cop on your hands he may try to write you up over it. Make sure you weld it on!

Just thought you would want to know.
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thanks for the insite... i'll definately forward it along to my friend... i can see why they would hassel... and i do think they are illegal here too... but not my ride so not my problem.....

thanks, JD
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Brass Knucles are illegal in MANY municipalities
I think brass knuckles are illegal in ALL municipalities. The only way they can be sold if they are advertised as a novelty item or something along the lines of shifter, foot pegs, etc. If you have one in your car as a shifter handle, you had better be sure that when you are driving that you are not doing anything else illegal at the time. Because if you are pulled over, the brass knuckles will further add to the fine as they would surely use that against you. Would it really be worth the hassle? Not that I'm against it, but quite a few states are getting to where you can be pulled over for a seatbelt violation when you are not doing anything else wrong. So a set of knuckles could be a money maker for the PoPo's if they got up on the wrong side of the bed that day.

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How about a switch blade turn signal lever!
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